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RETURN
contracts, remedies. Persons who are beyond the sea are exempted from the operation of the statute of limitations of Pennsylvania, and of other states, till after... more

RETURN DAY
A day appointed by law when all writs are to be returned which have issued since the preceding return day. The sheriff is in general not... more

RETURN OF WRITS
practice. A short account in writing, made by the sheriff, or other ministerial officer, of the manner in which he has executed a writ. Steph. on... more

REUS
civil law. This word has two different meanings. 1. A party to a suit, whether plaintiff or defendant; Reus est qui cum altero litem contestatem habet,... more

REVENDICATION
civil and French law. An action by which a man demands a thing of which he claims to be owner. It applies to immovables as well... more

REVENUE
The income of the government arising from taxation, duties, and the like; and, according to some correct lawyers, under the idea of revenue is also included... more

REVERSAL
international law. First. A declaration by which a sovereign promises that he will observe a certain order, or certain conditions, which have been once established, notwithstanding... more

RETROSPECTIVE
Looking backwards. 2. This word is usually applied to those acts of the legislature, which are made to operate upon some subject, contract... more

RETRIBUTION
1. That which is given to another to recompense him for what has been received from him; as a rent for the hire of a... more

RETROCESSION
civil law. When the assignee of heritable rights conveys his rights back to the cedent, it is called a retrocession. Erskine, Prin. B. 3, t. 5,... more

RETAINER
practice. The act of a client, by which he engages an attorney or counsellor to manage a cause, either by prosecuting it, when he is plaintiff,... more

RETAINING FEE
A fee given to counsel on being consulted in order to insure his future services. ... more

RETAKING
The taking one s goods, wife, child, &c., from another, who with-out right has taken possession thereof. Vide Recaption; Rescue. ... more

RETALIATION
The act by which a nation or individual treats another in the same manner that the latter has treated them. For example, if a nation should... more

RETENTION
Scottish law. The right which the possessor of a movable has, of holding the same until he shall be satisfied for his claim either against such... more

RETORNO HABENDO
The name of a writ issued to compel a party to return property which has been adjudged to the other in an action of replevin. Vide... more

RETORSION
war. The name of the act employed by a government to impose the same hard treatment on the citizens or subjects of a state, that... more

TO RETRACT
To withdraw a proposition or offer before it has been accepted. 2. This the party making it has a right to do is... more

RETRAXIT
practice. The act by which a plaintiff withdraws his. suit; it is so called from the fact that this was the principal word used when the... more

RESPONSALIS
old Eng. law., One who appeared for another in court. Fleta, lib. 6, c., 21. In the ecclesiastical law, this name is sometimes given to a... more

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